Photo Journal: Softball - Fox Chapel vs. Gateway (April 21)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .


Gateway travels to Fox Chapel to play in a WPIAL AAAA, Section 2 softball game, Thursday, April 21, 2016. Fox Chapel wins 5-1 over Gateway.  Fox Chapel brings their conference record up to 6-2 and this loss puts Gateway in a 5-3 position in the section.

click here to view video highlights of the game

Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sports & News Service

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Boys Tennis: Fox Chapel continues to impress

Written by Keith Barnes on .

It's not far-fetched to say that Fox Chapel might be the best team in Class AAA this season.

There is, however, a lot of tennis to be played before the Foxes can lay claim to their first WPIAL team title since the team aspect was first acknowledged in 1997.

Fox Chapel has not lost a match this season and already has key victories against North Allegheny and defending champion Upper St. Clair. But the biggest test for the Foxes is still on their schedule when they host perennial contender Shady Side Academy in a Section 3 match on April 27.

This year marked the first time since the WPIAL split into two classifications in 1998 that Shady Side Academy did not have a player compete in the Class AAA singles championship. Instead, Fox Chapel's tandem of Robby Shymansky and Siddharth Rajupet both qualified for the state finals at Hershey Racquet Club on May 27-28.


Track: North Feature Athlete - Fox Chapel's Annika Urban

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Name: Annika Urban
High School: Fox Chapel
Grade: 9
Sport: Track and Field
Event: Distance running (focus on the 3,200)

Background: Urban finished 12th at last year's WPIAL Class AAA cross country championships. Since then she's continued to train with vigor, earning an eight-place medal in the TSTCA indoor championship meet. Her personal record thus far in the outdoor season is 11:58, and she's finished first in that event in both of her team's meets. She's also an outstanding student and musician, and one of the top students in her grade. She's involved in the robotics program at Fox Chapel, as well.


Baseball: North Feature Athlete - Fox Chapel's Patrick Monteverde

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Name: Patrick Monteverde
High School: Fox Chapel
Grade: 12
Sport: Baseball
Position: Pitcher/First baseman

Background: Monteverde is one of the top players in the WPIAL and was an all-section selection last year. He had two hits and drove in a pair of runs in the Foxes upset victory over Bethel Park last week. He is 7 for 14 with a double and three RBI this season after batting .333 with three RBI all of last season. Monteverde is 0-1 with a 2.33 ERA in one start this season. He will play next season at Virginia Wesleyan.